The Entrepreneurs' Events Calendar
2021

Welcome to the 2021 edition of the Evolution Capital Technology Entrepreneurs Events Programme, a series of bespoke networking events designed to bring TMT business owners together.

Experts at unlocking hidden value

Evolution Capital is proud to have advised hundreds of entrepreneurs over the years, helping them realise their business objectives. We advise management teams and shareholders of privately-owned and publicly listed businesses on business sales, M&A transactions and raising capital. To date, we have worked on over 75 transactions worth a combined £503m.

However none of this would be possible without connecting people - and that is what our events programme aims to achieve.

Our seminars, workshops, industry luncheons and sporting events - all at best-in-class venues - will not only offer invaluable advice and insight into the dynamic TMT sector but will also enable entrepreneurs to make long-lasting and fruitful business relationships.

The programme has attracted over 2000 technology business owners since the programme was launched in 2005. We look forward to welcoming you in 2021.

Private Dining

9th December

Evolution Capital Christmas Luncheon

L'oscar

Three-course Christmas luncheon followed by networking and informal round-table discussions.

Join us as we wrap up 2021 with a delicious Christmas lunch and look forward to 2022.

Inspired by turn-of-the-century decadence and London’s dandiest playwright, L’oscar enfolds guests in a world that’s given to theatrics and partial to pleasure. It’s the perfect location to enjoy some top-class networking and a 15-minute talk about M&A prospects in the TMT sector from Evolution Capital corporate finance experts.

Itinerary: 9 DEC 2021

12:00 Welcome drinks

13:00 Discussion

13:15 Three-course luncheon private dining ‘The Committee Room’ and networking

15:00 After lunch discussion

L'oscar
2-6 Southampton Row, Holborn, London WC1B 4AA

Private Dining

23rd September

Dinner at the Savoy

The Savoy

Exclusive dinner with like-minded business owners and informal discussion on how to value your business. A must-attend event for technology and telecoms business owners thinking of selling within the next five years. Join our advisers for a confidential and no commitments one-to-one valuation workshop.

The evening kicks off with a confidential and no commitments one-to-one valuation workshop. Afterwards, there will be a dinner with senior acquirers from the sector, who will give their insight into how they value businesses and what makes a good acquisition strategy.

  • Full appraisal of your company.
  • Where you stand in the current market.
  • A detailed presentation about how Evolution Capital will add value.
  • Exit strategy & timeframe.
  • A snapshot of the M&A and sales process.

Itinerary: 23 SEP 2021

19:00 Welcome drinks

19:15 Three course dinner

After dinner discussion

D’Oyly Carte Room
Strand, London WC2R 0EU

Sport

2nd August

e-Accelerator Yacht Event

Port Hamble Marina

On Monday 2nd August, join us aboard ‘Sea Fin’, a 75ft charter yacht. The yacht will be the perfect place to watch the spectacle of Cowes Week for the soft launch of our new service, e-Accelerator™..

Our guests will be greeted with prosecco upon arrival, a light breakfast, three course lunch overlooking Osbourne Bay, and complimentary bar. 

We will be stopping at Cowes to enjoy the shoreside entertainment and a drink at the renowned Royal Ocean Racing Club.

DJ Zigs will deliver chilled summer vibes, as well as commentary on the Cowes Week races from John Grandy, a distinguished race officer and member of the prestigious Royal Yacht Squadron.

Itinerary: Monday 2nd August

10:00 Boarding at Port Hamble

10:30 Prosecco & Introductions

11:00 Set off & Insight from Entrepreneurs

12:30 Lunch Served

14:30 Race commentary and DJ

17:00 Disembark at Port Hamble

Port Hamble Marina
Satchell Lane, Hamble-le-Rice, Southampton SO31 4QD

***NOTE: (May be updated as we finalise the event)***

Friday 30th July 2021

Glorious Goodwood

Goodwood Racecourse

Join us for a quintessentially British day at the beautiful grounds of Goodwood to enjoy the horseracing.

 

Itinerary: 18 JULY 2021

11:00 Arrival at Goodwood

12:00 Champagne and Lunch

13:25 First Race

17:20 Final Race

19:30 Hospitality Bar Closes

Sunday 18th July 2021

The British Grand Prix 2021

Silverstone Circuit

Join us for a fantastic day at Silverstone for the British Grand Prix. 

We expect to have an exciting day on the inner track to watch the glory of the F1 with trackside hospitality. 

Itinerary: 18 JULY 2021

09:10 Convoy meet for Bacon Rolls before the drive to Silverstone.

11:00 Trackside Hospitality Opens

12:00 Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup

15:00 Formula 1 Pirelli British Grand Prix 2021

17:00 Fusion Lounge After Party

19:30 Hospitality Bar Closes

Silverstone Race Circuit, Towcester NN12 8TN

Sport

1st July

Henley Regatta

Henley

Join us for a quintessentially British day of socialising on the banks of the River Thames. Boaters mandatory.

Originally staged by the Mayor and people of Henley as a public attraction with a fair and other amusements, the emphasis rapidly changed so that competitive amateur rowing became its main purpose.

Itinerary: 1st July 2021

11:00 Welcome drinks and introductions at Fawley Meadows Official Hospitality Village

12:30 Private boat transfer from Fawley Meadows to Temple Island

13:00 Three-course lunch on Temple Island

16:00 Close

Henley-on-Thames RG9 2LY

Sport

26th June

The Gallagher Premiership Final

Twickenham Stadium

Join us for the Gallagher Premiership Final, in the newly refurbished East Stand of Twickenham Stadium. Enjoy a delicious three course lunch, complimentary bar, and entertainment from guest speakers from the sport.

Please ensure you have a face mask to enter the stadium.

Itinerary: 26 JUNE 2021

12:00 Arrive to Twickenham Stadium

12:30 3 Course Lunch

15:00 Kick Off

16:40 Post-match refreshments

17:40 Bar Closes

The East Stand, Twickenham Stadium
200 Whitton Road, Twickenham TW2 7BA

Seminar

17th June

HAC Concours Car Show

Honourable Artillery Company

Seminar and lunch at this luxurious automotive garden party hosted in the heart of the City of London.

Itinerary: 17 JUN 2021

10:45 Guest arrival and welcome reception

11:00 Seminar

12:00 Champagne 

12:30 Three-course luncheon

Honourable Artillery Company
City Road, London EC1 2BQ

Sport

13th May

Evolution Capital Golf Day

The Belfry

A day of golf at this legendary, world class golf course followed by three-course luncheon and discussion.

Itinerary: 13 MAY 2021

08:00 Tea, coffee and bacon rolls at Sam’s Restaurant

09:10 Golf at the Brabazon Course

16:00 Three-course lunch and discussion with competition prizes

The Belfry
Lichfield Road, Sutton Coldfield B76 9PR

Our Results & Case Studies

ICOM

ICOM

John started Icom with the help of his wife in 1990, using their family home in Kent as their office. This was Donoghue’s first foray into the world of entrepreneurialism, stepping away from his job with Bailey Telecom.

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BTL

BTL

Evolution Capital, the leading mid-market corporate finance boutique specialising in bespoke advice for the technology, media and telecommunications (TMT) market, is delighted to announce it advised on the sale of telecoms business Between the Lines Communication to Arrow Communications.

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Ridgewall

Ridgewall

Evolution Capital is delighted to announce its strategic review and three-year M&A, funding and advisory programme of London-based MSP Ridgewall has resulted in an investment in the business by leading private equity firm Inflexion.

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Our Client Testimonials

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I am happy to say that Evolution Capital delivered great value to the shareholders in selling Equitalk to XFone Inc. last year.

John Burton

MD of Equitalk

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We retained Evolution Capital to find acquisitions and have now completed our first successful transaction through them.

Mark Jenkins

MD of Callagenix

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We were the very first sponsor of Evolution Capitals Maximum Exit programme and found it a great way of uncovering acquisition targets.

Simon Cleaver

Former CEO of Legend Communications Plc

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We are delighted with the number of valid research opportunities that Evolution Capital has given us

Jamie Hughes

CEO of Pace Telecom

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Thanks to help from Evolution Capital, who provided us with the strategic advice we needed, we were able to evaluate a number of options, and are now well placed to develop our business to maximise our profit potential.

David Meyers

Managing Director of Axis Telecom

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I put great value on Evolution Capital's team professionalism and advice, and in particular found the networking opportunities of great benefit to Club Communications.

Tony Lewis

MD of Club Communications Ltd

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We appointed Evolution to manage the sale of XaL, which I am please to say they accomplished in a professional and timely manner.

Andrew Hague

MD of XaL (Billing Online Ltd)

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Evolution Capital completed successful and timely fundraising for my business.

Don McQueen

MD of Patherfinder Telecom Ltd

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I have been continually appreciative of Evolution Capital’s help and strategic advice which has always been provided in a highly professional manner.

Andrew Crane

MD of Inweb

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The help and support that we received from Evolution Capital and Nigel Cook in particular was invaluable in completing an acquisition that had its share of challenges. I would certainly be happy to recommend their services.

Robert Woods

MD of Hobbs Parker 2000

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Evolution were able to identify a buyer and complete the sale of my business in the very short timescale that I set them.

Jason Solis

MD of Modus Telecom Ltd

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